Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jag tror det..

att jag ska inte passera Svenska. Google translate that, and then read on.

Yeah. Definitely sure I won't pass. And here's why: today our professor decided to have a small chat with each of us individually. And normally, everyone thinks that'll be easy. But no. Not me. Let's just say my speaking skills are not up-to-par with the Germans (or Finns for that matter.. that's directed at you Madison). So some students get the oh-so-common "What are you going to do this weekend?" And what do I get? "Have you seen any good movies lately?" Now, I know what you're thinking: that sounds like an easy question, Jordan. What are you, lingually challenged? And yes, it is an easy question.

The only problem is, is that I had two movies to describe--a Swedish movie (in which I had no idea what was going on... throughout the entire movie), or Star Trek.

And for the record: trying to describe the plot of Star Trek in Swedish is ridiculously difficult.

As you can see, I chose Star Trek. Why, oh God, did I choose Star Trek? Needless to say, I looked like a complete idiot in front of the class. Also for the record: space is rymd in Swedish, and crew is besättning. We're all learning something new today, aren't we?

Anyway, it really didn't affect me all that much, seeing as how after that class ends, I don't have any class until next Tuesday. So naturally I've been sitting here since then watching movies on my computer and Facebooking. And, to make myself feel even better, I bought a frozen pizza and a pint (or quart? I dunno.) of Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream, and have more Sunny In Philadelphia episodes to watch. I'm pumped. Oh, I also bought some Kex candy bars; I will someday post an entire post dedicated to the best candy bar in the world, so get excited.

I have no idea what my plans for the weekend include. Tommy, Madison, and I will probably do something; it's decided on a day-to-day basis, I think. I know I'll be sleeping a lot; I had a final on Tuesday (a 5 hour written exam... ouch.) for a class that started 4 weeks ago, and I'm still recovering from it. Waking up at 6:30 in the morning is something one never quites get used to; I have a tremendous amount of sleep debt to catch up on.

Madison and I are in the stages of planning and booking a trip to London--I hope it works out, as I've always wanted to visit that city! We also booked a trip to Stockholm in the middle of October; Madison has to stay home with Fido and Richard, so it's just Tommy, Rachel, and I. It should still be awesome. Also booked an 8-day trip to Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow) and Finland (Helsinki). That's right: my passport is slowly but surely being filled up. I hope these countries have some cool stamps, unlike America.

That's pretty much it for now, I guess. I have a lot of doing nothing to catch up on, so I should probably get started on that.

Hej då!

PS: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention--Star Trek is awesome. If you haven't seen it, wait for the DVD. It's that good. God Bless J.J. Abrams.


  1. A FIVE HOUR written final??!! That is way worse than accounting. Way worse.

  2. Hahaha, yeah a five hour written final. I did, however, forget to mention that I ended up staying for about two hours and then left, so it wasn't THAT terrible.. but, yes, you are right: accounting is much better.